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South African court issues arrest warrant for former president Zuma

Hugh Hewitt

00:32 sec | 5 months ago

South African court issues arrest warrant for former president Zuma

"A court in south Africa's issued a warrant of arrest for the country's former president Jacob Zuma after he missed a scheduled court appearance must assume as legal team submitted documents saying big client was ill and had been receiving medical treatment outside of South Africa since last month judge day of pele questioned alterations on former president Jacob Zuma's medical certificate which was submitted by his lawyers to the court but the former president will only be arrested if he fails to appear in court on the sixth of may for the start of his

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South Africa graft inquiry exposes ANC divisions

FT World Weekly

12:49 min | 1 year ago

South Africa graft inquiry exposes ANC divisions

"Today. We're looking at South Africa and its battle against corruption which took a dramatic turn this week with former president Jacob Zuma a cool to testify before commission of inquiry joining me on the line from Johannesburg is correspondent jobs of cultural and here in the studio Africa editor David Pilling David Festival. Could you give us the background. This inquiry is into this idea of state capture. The role of some businessmen called Gupta's. How's it come to this will for a long time? There's been this notion of state capture which is really South African phrase or it's become a kind of Motif in South Africa really a term that denotes mass corruption the hollowing out of some some of South Africa's most important institutions in the idea that they've been kind of sold to the highest bidder including the family mentioned the Gupta's who are very close to Jacob Zuma when he was president this in the sense of the moment that everyone's been waiting for this has been ongoing testimony from from various people who are involved her accused or who have evidence but this is really the man who is said to be at the sense of the Fulcrum the man who innocence is alleged to have sold the presidency and really sent South Africa which was already having many difficulties really kind of sense it on a very difficult path of low growth corruption loss of faith in the A._N._C.. An government and therefore a lot hangs on this inquiry doesn't it I mean it's not just just about making sure that justice was dumb to some extent the hopes of President Obama poser to correct the course of South Africa to some extent today hang on this inquiry working out to some extent. Yes I mean I think there are two things I mean one. Is this idea that the people who were involved should be punished. Jacob Zuma has been doging what some people would say as justice what he would say as persecution for moving a decade those who think that Zimmer is guilty those who think that he is at the center of something that is corroded the whole South African dream think that unless he somehow punished then we won't be able to move on then there's also cost the kind of evidence that is presented the evidence that is needed to root out corruption from within the A._N._C. and it goes very deep according to most accounts and evidence. That's really needed for Sir. I'm opposed to get a grip on the party and turn it in the direction that he has claimed he wants to turn it into in his electioneering so Joseph this week the commissioner of inquiry weaker very important state with presence Zuma Call to testify how did that go started with classic Jacob Zuma Very Rivera performance as he opened his testimony and gave his side of the story and he said free. Anything's Fussy his enemies in the African National Congress auspice they are saying all of these things about the <unk> because foreign spy agencies which he didn't name but were to be the C._I._A.. Enough is instructed students <unk> and finish off. He said people trying to kill him. People have sent suicide bombers <unk> after him people trying to poison him so it's very dramatic but since then and the days the photoed he's deflated a bit as we've got into the nuts and bolts of enquiries questioning the inquiry has put to him specific allegations civilisation exits. You told them to lie about the Gupta's Minister Zet made this claim and immune response has been. I don't know I can't remember right and this conspiratorial stuff that he's used. Is there a ready audience written South Africa. Do you think many people will be listening to him and does he still have a financial support quarter. Can maybe prevent him being brought down bonus outside Africa and in most of the population. This does sound absolutely match. He's going back to allegations that date from the nineteen ninety s that the A._n._C. was infiltrated by foreign spies. Zoom himself was a former spy master in the A._N._C.. He claims to have lists of enemies. Were spies. It does sound like it comes from <unk> but there is an audience in G._N._C.. It's not big but it is exists. People do believe there is outside interference in South African and A._N._C. Politics and by that narrative that this position imposed by external forces Suma has not named but in terms of picking away at the credibility of inquiry picking away at the credibility of Roma pauses cleanup effort it works to create that kind of disinformation and David would there are people think within the N._C.. Whose face the tied up with Jacob Zuma so they're not necessarily people who believe in him? I'm sure there are in the wider population especially in KwaZulu Natal but within the A._N._C. There are people who depend on Zuma's version of events prevailing because otherwise otherwise the next nothing. That's quite important because you've got this fight within the A._N._C. and remember Ramaphosa only just won the presidency so you have this fight between these different elements and they've not been able to root out by any means all the the people who were pretty much involved in state capture. Some of them still hold high office if you look at the A._N._C. Network throughout the provinces of South Africa the kind of riddled with people who somehow benefited from a lot of what was going on and so there's a lot of steak and they're able to fight back to some extent on them. They've been able to chuck allegations the Finance Minister Probably Gordon and so on well. That's exactly right. I mean you have this kind of war of words and his war of parallel realities. It's important to note that there is very clear documentation mutation the backs up a lot of these allegations even though some of the investigative services were themselves compromise for example the protects the general to Lee Metal Seller came out with a report with names dates places the Financial Times itself reported reported a story where the then finance minister was offered a bag of money to take over the finance ministry and do various things that would have been off benefit to people connected to this sort of state capture network so I mean there's quite a few smoking guns there. But there's also the possibility especially I think in the world that we live in today of a counterfactual narrative that can be built up and if people arrested in that narrative than it's easy to believe it if their fortunes if their jobs depend on it then of course they'll believe John Beckett right and Joseph how is in broader terms the Ramaphosa effort to write South Africa to put it back on the right track. How's it going eighteen months ago? I think people would have been talking about remote Pouria about this sense that just a mere fact of having someone else in the presidency would unleash foreign investment and bring back South African companies to invest her as well that is not going well the economy's gutting with recession and they're very bad numbers at the beginning of this year. It's GonNa take a long time just because of the extent of the role just to take one example Eskan depowered monopoly which generates navy one of the country's electricity has just been for band patch of quite severe blackouts which obviously done the economy no favours as Davis had that is a smoking gun. One of the biggest intensive corruption under Zuma's rule but Ramaphosa team has been very very slow hello to restructure and s gone back honor bell fitting so that sense of urgency that was there a year and a half ago or Zuma was removed from power than dissipating and is that because the President Ramaphosa of the obstacles faces are larger than he imagined I mean how bad was the situation. He inherited actually we can go back to something. A former minister said at the inquiry about state capture itself which is don't over zoom denies denies it during make it all about Jacob Zuma. This was a much bigger network. The one president that are much more alleged perpetrators than the Gupta's so to route that out of the A._N._C. will be a bigot. It doesn't involve solve the tax collection agency the National Prosecutor even the public protect to David mentions had four against Corruption Zuma Bat has allegedly been captured by the quote unquote fightback so so it's not like things going on one way towards reform. It's a real conducting institutional fight so yes. It's not what about Jacob Zuma legacy so let's just finish by looking at the future both of the A._N._C. itself twelve and of South Africa. David background is that it's known about a battle within the end see the N._C.. The Positive Liberation the Party of Mandela has been losing popularity in their arrivals. Do you think this is an away a last chance for the Nancy and if they fail walk replaces them I think in says it is a less chance I mean you've seen its popularity slide. I think they won't fifty seven percent in this election fifty seven fifty eight and it would have been much lower had not been for the remedy fauria affect that Joseph referred to there is disillusion in the A._n._C. as a kind of typical liberation party which of course it never was seen as it was seen as this great transformer of the Rainbow Nation but it's unfortunately in many people's is gone on the way of other post-independence liberation movements got a monopoly on power and therefore abused its power. The one thing you're saying is that the South African economy which had been growing before Jacob Zuma five and six percents a year at least giving. Some room to do some of the social changes that the A._N._C. has promised to do an is the legacy of apartheid that does need to be addressed but with no growth with recession. There's just nothing to play with and in the end I think unless unless the A._N._C. can sought out its internal divisions standouts corruption at least to a certain extent and get the economy moving again then we will proceed at one pacer another in one direction that will be that the A._N._C.'s majority will old slipped below fifty percents. We'll move into coalition government. I didn't think we'RE GONNA lose the A._N._C. and power for quite a long time but you can see the A._N._C.'s total monopoly on power fading and in some people's eyes that would be no bad thing but some of the political forces I mean there are liberal democratic forces but they're also more left wing nationalist forces led by me and someone who might profit they're both you know there's a party to the right of the A._N._C. which believes in much more free market liberal economy of vessel but might be recognizable say in Europe but there's also a policy that basically says that the Liberation Movement in one thousand nine hundred four has been betrayed that is rallying around questions like nationalization of land or expropriation of land or that compensation because the the truth of South Africa the big truth that's looking behind all of this is that the disparity of income between the largely white population but with now black middle classes prospered on the one side and then a great divide with the rest of the black population that has really been left behind in his almost as far behind as it was under apartheid. That's the background and that's the social pressure that is behind a lot of this in which the A._N._C. in internal struggles in its moral corrosion is really unable to address and Joseph to finish the time I was in South Africa one did hear this phrase state capture but also some people muttering about state failure the sense that if this couldn't be turn round South Africa was really quite serious trouble and it statuses is the most advanced economy in Africa was under threat as we speak the army has been deployed in South Africa's Western Cape Aware Capetown is because of crime being so bad in townships around South Africa's second city not so as indicates for failure buses capture. I think that's a fad point to make state. Capture focused on major state companies focused on the Finance Ministry the very top of the state intensive allegedly the diverting resources to people Gupta's but from below rivers issues Davis has just been talking about basic service to the water at Trinity. I mentioned Eskom. Thurs indicates is old flagging as well. I I mean look at the end of the day of roughly infrastructure is miles edge of many countries on the continent on remains sir but this sense of urgency that was eighteen months ago about undoing nor anything capture but also bringing economic stagnation to an end Indorama poser that message has lost a bit amid the continued inflicting in the A._N._C. so that risk of failure stood

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Jacob Zuma, Mister Zimmer And President discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Jacob Zuma, Mister Zimmer And President discussed on BBC World Service

"The former south African president Jacob Zuma is due to appear before a corruption inquiry for a second day in his opening remarks on Monday Mister Zimmer angrily dismissed allegations that he was personally corrupt he complained that he was the victim of a decades long

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Jacob Zuma, Mister Zimmer And President discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Jacob Zuma, Mister Zimmer And President discussed on BBC World Service

"The former south African president Jacob Zuma is due to appear before a corruption inquiry for a second day in his opening remarks on Monday Mister Zimmer angrily dismissed allegations that he was personally corrupt he complains that he was the victim of a decades long

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Jacob Zuma Says Corruption Allegations Were a Conspiracy to Oust Him

BBC Newshour

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Jacob Zuma Says Corruption Allegations Were a Conspiracy to Oust Him

"BBC news with sue Montgomery the former south African president Jacob Zuma has denied breaking the law in his dealings with the group to family three wealthy brothers alleged to be at the center of a web of corruption during his time in office he was speaking out to judicial inquiry into the allegations was this woman said there had been a conspiracy within the governing and see which had led to him being labeled the king of corrupt people that has been I drive to remove me from the city I wish that they should disappear in it that rises out of perhaps my what can the agency and also because of who I am

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Ex-South Africa President Zuma Set to Face Graft Inquiry

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Ex-South Africa President Zuma Set to Face Graft Inquiry

"So the for his former president Jacob Zuma is facing a judicial panel for the first time that's happening later today Alonso accusations that he consented to and benefited from widespread looting during his nine year rule Plavix ammo in bata how small it really is for the Johannesburg based commission of inquiry will questions the mob all claims by previous witnesses that he allowed members of the group to family who his friends to influence his administration's appointments adds to fly out to government rules to further the business interests in Johannesburg I'm Columbus blue book daybreak

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South Africa, Jacob Zuma And President discussed on All Of It

All Of It

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

South Africa, Jacob Zuma And President discussed on All Of It

"The former president of South Africa. Jacob Zuma due to appear in court today in an attempt to have all corruption charges against him dismissed the allegations center on a two and a half billion dollar deal to modernize South Africa's defense forces in the late nineteen

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African National Congress, Jacob Zuma And South Africa discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

01:12 min | 1 year ago

African National Congress, Jacob Zuma And South Africa discussed on BBC Newshour

"Today is general election day in South Africa Opole which is seen as the toughest test yet for the governing African National Congress since that Hetty day in nineteen Ninety-four the first post vote which brought Nelson Mandela to power despite a reputation tarnished by corruption scandals, many linked to Jacob Zuma. The foam of president the ANC is expected to win again. Mr. Zuma, you'll recall was replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa who says he can fix the party and transform South Africa, the BBC's, Andrew Harding is in Johannesburg, Andrew. Yes. It is a fascinating election here in South Africa. As you say for the first time in the democratic era is a sense that the ANC is overwhelming majority could be under threat, ten years of economic stagnation and corruption have hit the party hog. But Stukeley the ANC Picton newly last year and has been of -nology it's mistakes and asking for another chance. So the question today is will voters gronk that wish or will they switch to the opposition parties? Justin for an advantage. Here. I've spent the day visiting polling stations here in

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Ciro Ramaphosa, South Africa And Jacob Zuma discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Ciro Ramaphosa, South Africa And Jacob Zuma discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

"On the eighth of may on Wednesday. It's general elections in South Africa. And you know, we know who is going to win. It's going to be Ciro Ramaphosa from the ANC. But the interesting thing to look is the trend because of course, is the six election post-apartheid, and in the last election did get less votes in the democratic allies did a little bit better as well. And now we have also kind of a far left group, which is also doing very well. So I wonder when we'll South Africa Baretti to have someone that is not from a in power. But from what I can see Ciro his is a fairly moderate is very different from someone like Jacob Zuma. I'll be very curious to see I know he's going to win. But by how much if you've got only half of the vote like fifty percent actually would be a bad result for the NC which is more used to have about sixty five percent of the vote. So yeah, any such a relevant country salve Africa. They'll be lot of interesting

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Tarnished ANC seeks re-election in South Africa

FT World Weekly

07:06 min | 1 year ago

Tarnished ANC seeks re-election in South Africa

"It's been twenty five years in South Africans voted in the first democratic election, then the African National Congress almost sixty percent of the votes next Wednesday on may eight South Africans will vote again. But this time the eighties image has been tarnished. And they will struggle to get anywhere near sixty percent of the vote. Joining me on the line from Johannesburg his of cultural, the F T, South Africa correspondent and within the as David pulling FT's Africa editor Joseph what are the toll sending us? The poster telling us that this will be the most competitive election in South Africa's post-apartheid democratic history. But that does not mean the agency's majority which has kept for twenty five years is in any real danger most posters. Most analysts believe the ANC will probably get a majority all fifty five to sixty percent. That said the most recent poll by the institute of Rhys relations. I think tank in South Africa has put the D one percent support assuming tunnel of about seventy two percent. That is a bit of a shocker it's never been that close before an action. So innocence, we all into new territory, David, you recently rotate rollicking lunch with the teacher and beween either South African Finance Minister Winnie or squad plaintively in that interview. What did people expect NC to achieve in twenty five years? A quarter of a century is not an insignificant amount of time is the simply refusing to take responsibility or is there merit in. What in bologna said? I think as usual with these questions the answer is is. Yes, or no, I think certainly the NC takes responsibility for the last nine years of Jacob Zuma when it became an increasingly corrupt party bereft of policies was not producing any growth. Even before that. I think it's been slow to produce the kind of social transformation. The South African particularly black South Africans expected. It's been a part of this created a pretty thin middle class an Israeli kept everyone else happy on kind of social welfare payments. And it was once said to me that the ANC actually become the party of the unemployed, and there is some truth to that. However, we should also acknowledge the poisonous legacy overpass site, which has been extraordinarily difficult to overcome. This wasn't like a normal African country that booted out white colonialists and could then get on with the job. And of course, many black African countries have not done, particularly well at that either. But this was a society that was hugely divided along racial lines. One only needs to look at the school system the school system that was actually literally divided on racial lines. When the apartheid education policy was to keep black students of Hugh is of wood and drawers of water a deliberate policy to keep them poor. Or an uneducated. And now that's really been replaced by an education system, where access to money is everything. Now, again, the ANC has not done nearly as well at improving the public education system as it should have done, and I would say that that's huge failing. So they're in in a sense in nutshell. You have the enormous poisonous legacy that the NC is grappling with and some of the very real failings that I think, you know, we can point a finger and say, yes, the ANC a party in which we had tremendous hope twenty five years ago has not lived up to experts stations Joseph David touched on one of the greatest problems with NC, and it was the reign of Jacob Zuma. And it's been argued that if Cyril Ramaphosa exceeds expectations and wins a big majority next week he'll have the power to turf out soon as cronies and tackle groups property, but is a slightly given his tolerance of some very questionable characters in both his cabinets and within the ANC hierarchy the first thing to bear in mind. Is that suffer is a parliamentary system, sir? Ramaphosa won't be directly elected. What will happen after the general election is parliament over for the president overseas? NC's hoping that will be where I'm opposed, but the dilemma for South African vote is if you don't like the ANC which has been taken over by cronies of Jacob Zuma who occupy quite senior policy positions, even though that patron is long gone from the presidency. You've got cross dot nine DNC to get what will hope for the I reformist agenda under Ramaphosa speaking of twos in the most days before the elections. But I think he has done a pretty good job in the years since he's taken over from Jacob Zuma, the has replaced people in state institutions, which declined under his predecessor. But they do have a lot of skepticism about the constraints that will be on him within the NC beyond the election. David's South Africa's the most unequal society earth, and that gap has. One and agency rule. Critics claim that black economic empowerment and ANC policy has benefited a few politically connected blacks, while the rest of the black majority just gets poorer official unemployment is twenty-seven percent. But in reality is probably closer to forty percents is unemployment and inequality ticking time bomb for South Africa and the NC. Yes, I think it is. I mean, we've seen all over Africa youth unemployed rising up we saw it. Most recently in a sense in sedan with Basheer was booted out. I mean in a sense of South African population has been very patient. But I don't think that can go on forever. 'cause the problem is that you have these two economies you have what Martin wolf once called bell. India? You have a very wealthy white economy. This inherited the end of apartheid surrounded by very poor black one and trying to bridge that gap is not particularly easy because you have a black population. That wants an expects the living standards of those that sees around them in the white minority. And yet, they lack the productivity and skills generally through absoulutely, no fault of their own, of course to achieve that. And that is the real crux of the dilemma that any economic social and political policy has to crack does that open the door for dude. Melinda and his economic freedom flashes. Yes. Indeed. It does to an extent and we've seen that they have been popular. I mean, they've partly been popular because they were seen as a party that really took on Jacob Zuma. When no one else really was. And they've also since then, of course, adopted the land issue, which is a very sort of fiery issue that really appeals to people's emotions. But what I think the F F really appeals to is the notion that at the end of apartheid, and the black majority in South Africa was promised a far better standard of living and a beginning of bridging the gap with a privileged minority. What you've got as you've said is you've had the creation of a black middle. Class, but a relatively thin a narrow one, and although black living standards. I don't think it's true they've gone backwards. They have improved in real terms. The gap is still very much

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Flooding in southern Indian state kills more than 350, displaces 800,000

BBC World Service

00:22 sec | 2 years ago

Flooding in southern Indian state kills more than 350, displaces 800,000

"Shots have been fired at the United States embassy in the Turkish, capital Ankara media reports say bullets hit the window of a security guards but caused no casualties the assailants, fled the scene. And are being sought by police the attack comes at a time when tensions between Ankara and Washington of escalated in part over the. Trial of an American pastor detained in

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Shots fired at gate of U.S. Embassy in Turkey

BBC World Service

00:22 sec | 2 years ago

Shots fired at gate of U.S. Embassy in Turkey

"Shots have been fired at the United States embassy in the Turkish, capital Ankara media reports say bullets hit the window of a security guards but caused no casualties the assailants, fled the scene. And are being sought by police the attack comes at a time when tensions between Ankara and Washington of escalated in part over the. Trial of an American pastor detained in

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Corruption Gutted South Africa’s Tax Agency. Now the Nation Is Paying the Price.

BBC Newshour

01:54 min | 2 years ago

Corruption Gutted South Africa’s Tax Agency. Now the Nation Is Paying the Price.

"Starring appeal from the tax man here in south africa submitter return and honestly it's done the advert is polite but the message behind it is increasingly frantic south africa's government is suddenly and dangerously short of cash and the main reason appears to be corruption in particular corruption of the tax collection service things went south very quickly we saw the destruction of the organization itself which ultimately culminated in a fifty billion rand hole in our revenue collection that's an attache marian political editor of the business day newspaper she's talking about a tax shortfall of nearly three billion pounds no that's not an accounting error this was corruption it was a it was a targeted process to neutralize this institution that was doing very well collecting taxes from really wealthy politicians really wealthy businessman so this was about zuma and his cronies it was it is a staggering claim one of many against jacob zuma the president who was kicked out of power early this year the man who succeeded him cyril ramaphosa is now promising to clean up the mess to dismantle the corrupt networks digitally built by zuma this is the year in which we were turned the tide on corruption in our public institution but if that's really good to happen he'll have to fix the tax service as a priority for junk status country that some fear may soon need an imf bailout for years the tax service size was worldclass a model of transparent efficiency the only bit of the south african state that comedians like trevor noah jokes about with a sense of reverence well come to the south africa revenue service plus one for payments.

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Trump shows optimism for North Korea summit. What changed?

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

01:16 min | 2 years ago

Trump shows optimism for North Korea summit. What changed?

"The world can impact any at any time this is another reason why the international community cannot allow this conflict persists top officials from north korea and the us meeting amid a flurry of preparations ahead of the trump kim summit the on and off again confusion is dying down down with bloomberg's washington correspondent kevin cirilli saying north korea has been engaging with the white house since trump on friday called off the meeting with north korea wants to have a bolstered economy they're going to have to play ball in terms of giving up their weapons programs look democrats have been adamant in their criticism of saying that the reason this north korea son it had to be pulled out of the white house simply didn't have their act together republicans are saying this is a good thing because it actually suggests the president trump wants a longterm denuclearization deal and not something in the short term and south africa's leading opposition party has shown itself in the foot as it gives up ahead of next year's election bloomberg's michael cohen has the story democratic alliance with drones capetown as watch to attempts to remove the city's mayor should post that's caused internal discord acted supporters with the african national congress and the high often replaced jacob zuma with civil ramaphosa as april pushing support for the ruling party below the fifty percent mark now looks like a pipe dream in cape town mike cohen bloomberg daybreak europe today on air that take talk on twitter powered by.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

"Leaders respecting term limits between one thousand nine hundred twenty fifteen thirty six african leaders reached that term limits twenty of them voluntarily complied with those limits without a fight five leaders who attempted to hold onto office bass that twoterm limit failed by some combination of military legislative or popular resistance political scientists daniel pose no and daniel young who coauthored the research pretending to term limits say this represents a seachange compared to the past when leaders would formerly declare themselves precedents for life look at jacob zuma and robert mugabe both leaders had garnered a huge amount of popular support as freedom fighting heroes in south africa and zimbabwe respectively but in the end they were ushered out against a backdrop of disastrous economic policies and rampant alleged corruption now it's not all good news and there have been recent instances of power grabs in the region and violence at the polls but the point is is that africa is trending towards stronger democracy far more often than we typically know we often speak about the death of democracy around the world and those fears are real but those conversations rarely include africa and they ought to because this is the region where the population is set to explode in coming decades africa may not hold much global club now but it will make up a quarter of the world's population by twenty fifty and then the decades following that it will grow larger still so good news there is good news for the whole world next on gps speaking of one leaders who could be an office for a long long time vladimir putin was inaugurated on monday for his fourth term as president what to expect from the next six years talked to the former american ambassador russia michael mcfaul when we come back.

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South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

01:00 min | 2 years ago

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

"And so that's one of the reasons i'm confident the answer is there are not adequate people around him to stop impulsive behavior we've actually become numb to it in the united states our president calling for the imprisonment of private citizens that is not okay that is not normal in the united states of america or in the uk it's not acceptable the south african president cyril ramaphosa is cutting short his visit to the commonwealth summit in britain to deal with violent protests back home mr ramaphosa has used the visit his first such summit since taking over from jacob zuma in february to try to encourage more investment in south africa but the clashes have worsened over two days in north west province protesters demanding jobs and housing as well as an end to corruption the head of one of australia's largest financial institutions has resigned following revelations that the company lied to the industry regulator about charging customers for services.

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Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted

BBC Newshour

02:14 min | 2 years ago

Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted

"The american was dead so they moved on to another house to kill five hundred and four vietnamese civilians died that day but the senior commander on the ground captain ernest medina said the number was less than thirty he said they'd been killed in the initial artillery barrage and helicopter attack he also ordered that his men not talk about what had happened i had given instructions to the company morale being low i did not want them to be concerned about this or talking amongst themselves i told him that it would be best that they did not discuss it amongst themselves they did not discuss it with anybody else that there was an investigation being conducted and that they should be discussed with the investigators and nobody else that investigation confirmed captain medina's version of events but rumors of a massacre persisted some soldiers in me li had refused to take part a helicopter crew had intervened saving a few civilians the soldiers began to talk and the truth finally leaked out near the end of nineteen sixty nine charges were recommended against dozens of officers and soldiers in the end one man lieutenant william kelly was convicted of twenty two murders these were some of his last words at his court martial committed a crime the only crime that i have committed is in judgment on my values apparently i valued my troops lives more than i did that the enemy the words of william tally ending that report by the bbc's neil resemble let me just bring you some breaking news from the past few minutes south africa's national prosecuting chief has announced that the former president jacob zuma will face trial on sixteen charges of corruptions has shown abrams announced that a trial court this is his words is the most appropriate forum for these issues to be ventilated he rejected mr zuma's appeal against prosecution will begin live to south africa in about five minutes time for more detail on that city stabilize you're listening to newshour from the bbc.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on Slate Money

Slate Money

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on Slate Money

"Ramos we eric we're talking about saudi arabia as we are in in fact fact there or china well let's have a number of round uh kyko first and only because mind tyson yes so my number is 700 in '83 those are the number of corruption charges that one jacob zuma faces the former in who end of zuma's exit so yeah this is a big deal in in south africa jacob zuma has been engaging in very corrupt practices involving state capture in this gupta family and many other things for a very long time and as a result of this the investment climate in south africa has just eroded faith and institutions has just eroded and you have a country where you know is the most industrialized nation in africa in a big economy but is i believe the most unequal country in the world in the income inequality is so enormous and what so tragic is that it's like almost twenty five years after the end of apartheid and yet most of the wealth in the country is still owned by the white minority and the weird thing is that zumur for placement sore ramophosa of a former mc leader in labour thirdly the if it the crazy rich and if the income and wealth spectrum himself he somehow managed to become dynastically wealthy over those 25 yeah this oh we can maybe another segment about as a fall second about this at some point because yes cyril ramaphosa is definitely an improvement but this is a guy who has his own complicated history and.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

"Police in johannesburg of sealed off a wolf compound done by wealthy businessman with close friends with the south african president jacob zuma a police spokesman said the operation at the group to residents was part of an investigation into allegations of corruption the state broadcaster says two people have been arrested south africans are waiting for an announcement from mr zima off to his party leadership called on him to resign a correspondent in johannesburg andrew harding says the police raid could be a significant development i'm standing outside the gupta residents in one of the wealthiest suburbs of johannesburg the road outside the compound has been sealed off by police the folks police the priority crimes unit that has been we know investigating parts of the go to business empire the group this of course accused of conspiring in state capture with president jacob zuma charges they denied but clearly some sort of raid appears to be going on the police here not saying anything to me they are armed and is clearly a large number of them and all this at a time of growing pressure on president zuma to step down the cooked his post friends both also president zuma and of members of his family israel's attorney general is considering whether to indict the country's prime minister benjamin netanyahu on charges of bribery fraud and breachoftrust last night israeli police recommended that mr netanyahu should be charged and put on trial he denies giving favors to wealthy friends in return.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on talkRADIO

talkRADIO

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on talkRADIO

"Faith in humanity has been restored worlds again it really has writer coming up all from carry wocka and the he told me in the studio i will tell you talk about it peter rabbit and also more on oak sammer with the demands going on that that we should have these charity chief executive salaries carson it's all just a big high paying industry is that the truth well we'll find out first up the leaders of south africa's ruling a n c party today expected within the next couple of us to formally request that the president jacob zuma steps down from the leadership but will he do it well let's her talk to ashton lang who's africa correspond over the times live in johannesburg group morning to yesterday what is the likelihood that president zuma will actually step down given or what we saw happening in neighboring zimbabwe he's a good friend there who had to be persuaded in inverted commas to finally guy well so yes i was in zimbabwe in november and it is beginning to feel like really quite a similar scenario course wouldn't see the minute tree taken to the streets hair or anyone paying much attention to them if they did spots cetinje jacob zuma on real makabe all looking quite similar right now the difference perhaps being that little bit mcgarvy decided finally to resign his chief of staff told me when his cabinet refused to come and meet him for a a sort of the standard cabinet meeting on i think it was a cheese they morning uh jacob zuma has had a similar uh kind of shock to the system in that his entire top eighty six members of the party has set him you must go now we do not want you he has ignored successive appealed to resign telling those who asked him including the new anc president there on a pays a i'm not going anywhere that people still loved me he and say this this morning we'll be as similar shock to the system and we don't know how he will react however the the characteristic of mrs him in the post is always being the stalingrad dissent he will keep fighting until he has no option.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

"No when i look back and makes me feel sad current knesset why did i have to be borne in north korea monks it'll one thing aid look at what it did to me she now lives in a secret location in south korea surrounded by guards and feeding assassination by the north pete ross reporting there reporting for witness the bbc's history podcast thanks to brexit scandal that involve the removal of anything now like playing with a word exit in south africa zags it is a thing on tv and newspapers zeks it refers to the long some there would say agonizingly long slow exit of south africa's president jacob zuma from power jacob zuma has gotten swept up in several massive corruption scandals and yet zeks it is proving to be a painful and drawnout process late last year zum his own party the anc said they'd had enough and replaced him as party leader but zuma refuses stepped down as south african president and it's still just barely hanging onto power ralf metag hut is the author of the book when zuma goes it is president zuma finish now ralph or kenny continue to hang on his president well you know his henny lawn as president but i think the all he wants is to actually negotiate a favorable exit park adjusting he dos get descends to be untenable for him to continue until two hundred nineteen elections have mean he's almost helpfully out yet when you say a favorable exit package you talking about money and i mean he's been charged with all these corruption scandals wooded south africa think about him getting more money.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

"No when i look back and makes me feel sad current knesset why did i have to be borne in north korea monks it'll one thing aid look at what it did to me she now lives in a secret location in south korea surrounded by guards and feeding assassination by the north pete ross reporting there reporting for witness the bbc's history podcast thanks to brexit scandal that involve the removal of anything now like playing with a word exit in south africa zags it is a thing on tv and newspapers zeks it refers to the long some there would say agonizingly long slow exit of south africa's president jacob zuma from power jacob zuma has gotten swept up in several massive corruption scandals and yet zeks it is proving to be a painful and drawnout process late last year zum his own party the anc said they'd had enough and replaced him as party leader but zuma refuses stepped down as south african president and it's still just barely hanging onto power ralf metag hut is the author of the book when zuma goes it is president zuma finish now ralph or kenny continue to hang on his president well you know his henny lawn as president but i think the all he wants is to actually negotiate a favorable exit park adjusting he dos get descends to be untenable for him to continue until two hundred nineteen elections have mean he's almost helpfully out yet when you say a favorable exit package you talking about money and i mean he's been charged with all these corruption scandals wooded south africa think about him getting more money.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

"No when i look back and makes me feel sad current knesset why did i have to be borne in north korea monks it'll one thing aid look at what it did to me she now lives in a secret location in south korea surrounded by guards and feeding assassination by the north pete ross reporting there reporting for witness the bbc's history podcast thanks to brexit scandal that involve the removal of anything now like playing with a word exit in south africa zags it is a thing on tv and newspapers zeks it refers to the long some there would say agonizingly long slow exit of south africa's president jacob zuma from power jacob zuma has gotten swept up in several massive corruption scandals and yet zeks it is proving to be a painful and drawnout process late last year zum his own party the anc said they'd had enough and replaced him as party leader but zuma refuses stepped down as south african president and it's still just barely hanging onto power ralf metag hut is the author of the book when zuma goes it is president zuma finish now ralph or kenny continue to hang on his president well you know his henny lawn as president but i think the all he wants is to actually negotiate a favorable exit park adjusting he dos get descends to be untenable for him to continue until two hundred nineteen elections have mean he's almost helpfully out yet when you say a favorable exit package you talking about money and i mean he's been charged with all these corruption scandals wooded south africa think about him getting more money.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

"When i look back and makes me feel sad clint connie's a quite did i have to be borne in north korea it'll was hanging look at what it did to me she now lives in a secret location in south korea surrounded by guards and feeding assassination by the north pete ross reporting there reporter for witness the bbc's history podcast thanks to brexit scandal that involve the removal of anything now like playing with a word exit in south africa zags fit is a thing on tv and newspapers zeks it refers to the long some there would say agonizingly long slow exit a south africa's president jacob zuma from power jacob zuma has gotten swept up in several massive corruption scandals and yet zeks it is proving to be a painful and drawnout process late last year zum his own party the anc said they'd had enough and replaced him as party leader but zuma refuses stepped down as south african president and it still just barely hanging onto power ralf matach hut is the author of the book when zuma goes it is president zuma finish now ralph or kenny continue to hang on his president well you know he's henry lawn as president but i think but uh all he wants is to ensure negotiated a favorable exit park adjusting he does get descends budget to be untenable for him to continue untuk tuned uniting addiction sub mean he's almost helpfully out yet when you say a favorable exit package you talking about money and i mean he's been charged with all these corruption scandals of wooded south africa think about him getting more money.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on PRI's The World

"When i look back and makes me feel sad clint connie's a quite did i have to be borne in north korea it'll was hanging look at what it did to me she now lives in a secret location in south korea surrounded by guards and feeding assassination by the north pete ross reporting there reporter for witness the bbc's history podcast thanks to brexit scandal that involve the removal of anything now like playing with a word exit in south africa zags fit is a thing on tv and newspapers zeks it refers to the long some there would say agonizingly long slow exit a south africa's president jacob zuma from power jacob zuma has gotten swept up in several massive corruption scandals and yet zeks it is proving to be a painful and drawnout process late last year zum his own party the anc said they'd had enough and replaced him as party leader but zuma refuses stepped down as south african president and it still just barely hanging onto power ralf matach hut is the author of the book when zuma goes it is president zuma finish now ralph or kenny continue to hang on his president well you know he's henry lawn as president but i think but uh all he wants is to ensure negotiated a favorable exit park adjusting he does get descends budget to be untenable for him to continue untuk tuned uniting addiction sub mean he's almost helpfully out yet when you say a favorable exit package you talking about money and i mean he's been charged with all these corruption scandals of wooded south africa think about him getting more money.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

"Country's president jacob zuma the anc is basically moved on already in israeli trying to salvage its reputation after what most people here concede as being the disaster of the duma presidency andrew harding in pretoria thanks it's now quarter bus six what's rattling the world stock markets shed some ticket to new york have been falling sharply reversing the trends of recent months dashing any david is here with more doubting sara thank yes it's not looking great this morning by any means stock markets in asia are suffering their worst falls in over a year short time ago the nikkei japan was down around two point three percent now this slowest steep declines on wall street on friday when the dow jones fell by six hundred and sixty five points or two point five percent to 25 520 that's the biggest drop in eighteen months now that we've chip index had jumped twenty five percent will so over two thousand seventeen the change of direction was triggered by disappointing corporate earnings in particular the likes of apple and the revelation that wages in the us are rising at their false this rate since two thousand nine hinting at higher inflation ahead so is the bull run over and should invest as be braced for volatility andrew wilson ceo of goldman sachs asset management good morning to you this is the biggest oneday fall on the us markets since the aftermath of that referendum over membership of the eu wasn't much reaction to one piece of economic data while it puts into context hello volatility as being him would seem that and you mentioned it in your opening comments really i think the surprise on friday and the payrolls number walls the earnings number of we've seen unemployment fall steadily over the last several years and these surprise and indeed janet yellen herself described it as a conundrum is that wage rates have not been moving up on friday ever jelly innings increased by two point nine percent that historically that doesn't sound fantastic but in the context of running around two two two and a half now for the last several years this was a big upside surprise and really it's inflation that the.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"Tom izzo hello i marion marsha with the bbc news cyril ramaphosa has been elected the new leader of south africa's governing and see come great thorough roma poor third received two four four zero per we deep man ridge civil lama paused as the new president of the african national congress wealthy businessman and former trade union leader mr i'm oppose iran on a ticket to fighting corruption and reviving the economy after nightlong vote and unevenly long counted count special party meeting 65 you ero mr ramaphosa who is currenty south africa's deputy president beat off a stiff challenge from doses honored lemme zuma a former wife of president jacob zuma our southern africa corresponded andrew harding his at the stadium where the anc made the announcement for now president jacob zuma will my south africa's leader but there is a strong possibility that today's victorious fractured leniency may try to push him out of office long before national elections in 2019 mr i'm poses victories he y anger about high level corruption on the struggling economy to support his belief you can expose the business community and foreign investors will also welcome this result several people have been killed and many injured in an accident in the us state of washington which saw a passenger train derailing from a bridge onto the motorway below the local sheriff's office at a number of motorists had also suffered injuries but none had been killed james cook reports it was the height of the rush hour on the busy i5 motorway and the train was reportedly travelling up more than eighty miles per hour the local sheriff says it came off the rails near the bridge at twenty minutes to eight in the morning smashing onto cars and at least one lorry on the road below train 501 was being operated by amtrak the major us rail passenger our company in a statement the firm said it was a weight of the incident but gave few other details passengers spoke of a rocking and creaking noise as the train rounded up band followed by crushing and screaming president trump is to set out a new national security strategy today which is expected to identify china and.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"That are really think about that and this was supposed to be one of the poles of stability in africa great east africa in nairobi as a hub you know the place to kind of keep an eye on chabab and so forth and suddenly it itself is is this right at a cannot be that if you're worrying about this the fundamental stability of the government every every five years uh now a south africa uh obviously it's a it's a slightly different problem the anc obviously has been in power since the return of no formal tea party democracy in south africa 1994 they have not delivered now he had they not delivered a very big ways in terms of improving the lives of average south africans a particular average black south africans uh the a and see under jacob zuma um has lost the faith of much of their constituents the elect just kind of governing the clean way in jacob zuma himself i think is is quite appropriately tied with the worst aspects of corruption in in in in bad governance in south africa within the question this sort of twofold one will the anc having done this what is going to be there answer in terms of our next leader uh and in w what kind of commitment will they make treat foreign themselves as a party in order to try to regain trust of the population and to even if they did that it's also something id of of the kenyan problem which is uh to a lesser extent zimbabwe can you return to a full set of four politics in which the average voter has led to legitimate choice or is it really more simply uh more anc domination i'm actually most hopeful of those three countries i'm most hopeful about south africa uh the book because it has the most mature democracy of the three uh and the anc i think really recognizes they have a serious problem uh uh the but it's it's made the return real paul to smear problematic frankly by the continued um challenge of off color based uh politics in that country where uh the democratic alliance is still seen as essentially the party of the opposition white uh a south africans as opposed to uh one that is.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of a man who can come back from the damage in the criticisms that have been levelled at him yeah i think he's working really hard to reconnect people with his earlier self the trade unionist the negotiator when you look at this man who wants to be the president of south africa and he wants to make south africa great as he says himself he wants to british of corruption how much is he tainted by his association with jacob zuma europe think who are in order to get to the top is are to do some unseemly things and one of them has been grinning and slapping the back of jacob zuma be at his side and saw and that hasn't played very well with the border public so it's a game that he's played up to a point and recently has broken ranks with zuma and publicly criticised him house ray hartley author of ram oppose at the man who would be king giving us a little profile of cyril ramaphosa now at at zenica the islamic state group controlled voss ways of iraq and syria now they hold only a battered rump of this territory in the north and east of syria much of that ground was taken by kurdish led ground forces with the support of a uslead campaign since its inception this partnership has been problematic not least because america's nato ally turkey has been vehemently opposed to it turkey sees the kurdish syrian forces as a major domestic and regional threatened this tension was brought into sharp relief today with the announcement by president an of turkey that it will very soon completely destroy those in syria linked to kurdish militants on join online now by colonel ron dillon who is these spokesman for operation inherent resolve which has at its mission to combat islamic state group in iraq and syria so the conundrum the us colonel dillon the tutsi you'll allies and those they promised to destroy our also your allies how do you square the circle we have been very open and transparent with our turkish ally and a coalition partner is well in the fight to defeat dash and we've made sure that any divestiture of equipment to kurdish elements of the.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is not normal bits sabau plans are not panicking prison mugabe had sheltered is said to be under housearrest spurt any word on the whereabouts of his wife grace he spoke to president jacob zuma that south africa's president earlier on today and president zuma confirmed that in a press briefing and he said that mugabe as you said confirmed that he was risk but that he was fine there was no mention of what's happened to his family the been rumors and but these are unconfirmed that's the first lady and her family might lift the country but there is no indication that these any truth to those rumors now is your time on a lot of gruber speculation a drink suggests spot there are reports of the militry moving against our allies solve grace mugabe will they warned that they would join in the address that gave in on state tv at four a in this morning and they said one of the primary things that they would do is to round up what they termed criminals who had caused social and economic suffering they didn't name who those were but it was clear that these are people who they perceive as being allied to a grace mugabe and we understand that they've already started rounding some of those up as from last night at this be no confimation of specifically who has is has been detained are we understand that the ministers of finance ignatius chombo might be one of them as well as the youth league leader who had did the ability yesterday and had said that you think would be prepared to die to protect our president robert mugabe and has the ability to tag from amazon com manila gangwashi there have been some social media post but it hasn't been confirmed with those belong to him or not and he laid low ebb he fled the country soon after he was expelled from the ruling party and its well it's when he was expelled as vice president and we understand that he went to south africa there was speculation that he might have gone to china bit the militry who took over yesterday haven't mentioned him but clearly he still a force because they they are.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"That the central bank should intervene in the exchange rate using quote tools in its hands what do you think the central basically gulf mir what does that mean for the trade on the turkish lira well of course that would be a key supporting fact to focus at the turkish lira if we look at the inflation data that came out for the last month you saw both headline coin playstation botkin the double digits and the two key factors forgot one is the pickup in domestic demand on the other of course is the weakening of the turkish lira we've seen the trade weighted basket and the critical point for that of course has been the strengthening of the euro and with the euro likely to see further support going forward this would be one of the key areas that the central bank could use to reduce some of the inflationary pressure as well as keeping monetary policy tight monaco we're going to leave that their thank you so much for that monica valid chief economist at abu dhabi commercial bank also africa's high court is set to rule on whether to overturn the election of anc leaders ally president jacob zuma in one of the provinces now the court's decision here could sway the outcome of the race to lead south africa's ruling party for more on this we are joined right now by bloomberg's enrollment baath from johannesburg and have significant is this ruling for the end since presidential race well we'll only about three months away from that elects of confidence we knew leaders we'll be elected in the ruling african national congress so this ruling is really significant in the sense that it could be leading to the king maker we know that kids that he wasn't and that's how is the province that has the highest number of branches for the anc so this could essential at this side the next leader of the african national congress the front runners of course other deputy presidents so aroma pose that and president jacob zuma's ex wife who is also the former au chairwoman for them at that meeting zuma.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on The Inquiry

The Inquiry

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on The Inquiry

"The very first thing that president jacob zuma did was shut that unit down i made sure that it was completely closed because he couldn't control it and then he said of another unit called the hawks that the hawks lack the independence of the scorpions and have been subject to political interference so you can just see that this elite and digression a unit is being completely hamstrung because it's not allowed to investigate the people involved in corruption the impact of this political interference has been felt at all levels of the police you more likely to get promoted because of who you know rather than how you perform some competent officers leave the police to work in south africa's large private security industry and some of those who stay take a lead from their superiors if you are involved in corruption will brutality the chances of you actually being identified as having broken the law the rules and held accountable and bring dismissed are extremely slim the cannot get jobs elsewhere will keppy have long fruitful employment in this left empty serves and so we've seen declining please performance across pretty much all functions of the last five years because the community effect of this put it a shepherd started to really cause havoc with only police officials of the crowd so our south africa's police failing according to a third expert witness short answer is yes that the reason for this ineffective and incompetent leadership pause by political interference suggests we haven't quite got to the bottom this inquiry is what's ailing the police assign of bigger problems in south africa.

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"jacob zuma" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"jacob zuma" Discussed on Amanpour

"Uh no i don't think there's any real support for jacob zuma himself it's not like he's a popular president by any means i think he's polling numbers are a disastrous in so far this as is any real sophisticated polling here in south africa as far as the anc the you know the anc especially in the rural areas still holds a lot of power it's an enormously powerful political grand and there's a lot of emotional attachment to you you know this is nelson mandela's party it's the liberation party in inverted commas it's it's a it's a real real powerful political force in this country and that's why this is happening so slowly and is happening so painfully and you you know the real reason for all of this chaos is is is jacob zuma so much of the focus a much of the anger is sort of being shunted towards zuma but even out in the rural bases where where the anc retains much of its popularity is still an enormous amount of discontent uh th the the country is not in love with the anc right so give us a sense for some of our viewers who aren't following south african politics so closely at what the root of some of this discontent was is rather and what some of these allegations that have been levelled against president zuma are yeah i mean that the short answer that question is is corruption belong onto the question is massive massive amounts of corruption jacob zuma is tied to a family cold gupta's who uh who have officially of essentially acted as gatekeepers so anytime you want to get a contract with the stateowned company effectively you have to go through to gupta's.

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